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O.P. « 2019-Feb-11, 01:02 PM »

CASTELVECCHIO (AUS)Bay colt 2016 
Dundeel
Bay 2009
High Chaparral
Bay 1999
Sadler's Wells
Bay 1981
Northern Dancer
Bay 1961
Nearctic
Natalma
1954
1957
14-c
2-d
Fairy Bridge
Bay 1975
Bold Reason
Special
1968
1969
19-b
5-h
Kasora
Brown 1993
Darshaan
Brown 1981
Shirley Heights
Delsy
1975
1972
1-l
13-c
Kozana
Brown 1982
Kris
Koblenza
1976
1966
2-o
1-n
Stareel
Bay 2000
Zabeel
Bay 1986
Sir Tristram
Bay 1971
Sir Ivor
Isolt
1965
1961
8-g
6-e
Lady Giselle
Bay 1982
Nureyev
Valderna
1977
1972
5-h
16-c
Staring
Bay 1988
Fiesta Star
Chestnut 1979
Luskin Star
Very Merry
1974
1963
2-e
1-n
Sweet Violet
Bay 1981
In the Purple
Sugar Doll
1966
1975
11-d
22-b
St Therese
Chestnut 1997
Dehere
Bay 1991
Deputy Minister
Bay or brown 1979
Vice Regent
Chestnut 1967
Northern Dancer
Victoria Regina
1961
1958
2-d
10-c
Mint Copy
Bay or brown 1970
Bunty's Flight
Shakney
1953
1964
19-b
10-a
Sister Dot
Bay 1985
Secretariat
Chestnut 1970
Bold Ruler
Somethingroyal
1954
1952
8-d
2-s
Sword Game
Bay or brown 1976
Damascus
Bill and I
1964
1965
8-h
2-o
Moon Scent
Chestnut 1977
Aloe
Chestnut 1960
Alycidon
Chestnut 1945
Donatello
Aurora
1934
1936
14-c
1-w
Dader
Bay 1949
Dante
Umidzadeh
1942
1940
3-n
14-b
Flash Miss
Bay 1968
James
Bay 1962
Princely Gift
Ardeen
1951
1949
13-a
7-a
Flash in the Pan
Chestnut 1959
Pan
First Flash
1947
1950
2-e
8-j
 Ancestor duplications:Northern Dancer4m x 5m
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« 2019-Feb-11, 01:03 PM Reply #1 »
I hope he sticks to this plan about the Sires. I think Castelvecchio  would be a great chance in it and the Champagne Stakes.

Many a horse has been brought undone by owners/trainers going for the Slipper instead of sticking to their original plan.

Reading the trainers thoughts - "He just does everything so easily and we never push him, today he isn't even revved up for this. He has had two gallops coming into this so he isn't even cherry ripe yet."

Perhaps that is why he was so brilliant. If he was screwed down for the race he'd probably be more dour.

Is he entered in the Slipper ?

The Skyline is 3 weeks from last Saturday and 3 weeks before the Slipper. If he has an entry for the Slipper why not go this way,  The Sires is 2 weeks after the Slipper and the Champagne is 2 weeks after that.

He could run in all 4 of those races without it causing too much harm. If in the Skyline he is not impressive than rule out the Slipper, but I do not think they should rule it out completely.

 

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« 2019-Feb-11, 01:05 PM Reply #2 »
PLANET RULER (AUS)Chestnut gelding 1984 
Kaoru Star
Chestnut 1965
Star Kingdom
Chestnut 1946
Stardust
Chestnut 1937
Hyperion
Chestnut 1930
Gainsborough
Selene
1915
1919
2-n
6-e
Sister Stella
Chestnut 1923
Friar Marcus
Etoile
1912
1915
20>
16>
Impromptu
Black 1939
Concerto
Brown 1928
Orpheus
Constellation
1917
1922
19-c
7>
Thoughtless
Bay 1934
Papyrus
Virgin's Folly
1920
1928
16-f
1-g
Kaoru
Chestnut 1955
Emperor
Chestnut 1947
Djebel
Bay 1937
Tourbillon
Loika
1928
1926
13-c
5-j
Liberation
Bay 1941
Bahram
Carissima
1932
1923
16-a
20-a
Pantomime
Chestnut 1946
Ajax
Chestnut 1934
Heroic
Medmenham
1921
1924
1-n
2-e
Ajixa
Bay 1940
Brueghel
Volume
1932
1925
22-d
31>
Moon Scent
Chestnut 1977
Aloe
Chestnut 1960
Alycidon
Chestnut 1945
Donatello
Chestnut 1934
Blenheim
Delleana
1927
1925
1-e
14-c
Aurora
Chestnut 1936
Hyperion
Rose Red
1930
1924
6-e
1-w
Dader
Bay 1949
Dante
Brown 1942
Nearco
Rosy Legend
1935
1931
4-r
3-n
Umidzadeh
Bay 1940
Umidwar
Mir Zadeh
1931
1934
3-e
14-b
Flash Miss
Bay 1968
James
Bay 1962
Princely Gift
Bay 1951
Nasrullah
Blue Gem
1940
1943
9-c
13-a
Ardeen
Bay 1949
Ardan
Peradventure
1941
1939
1-s
7-a
Flash in the Pan
Chestnut 1959
Pan
Bay 1947
Atys
Pretty Girl
1934
1937
9>
2-e
First Flash
Chestnut 1950
Al Dakhil
Civic Pride
1943
1942
14-c
8-j
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« 2019-Feb-11, 01:48 PM Reply #3 »
Wonderful old horse
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« 2019-Mar-02, 12:53 PM Reply #4 »
This looks an ugly race for him.

Win lose or draw I like what his trainer said pre race.

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« 2019-Apr-05, 10:49 AM Reply #5 »
By Ray Hickson

Is Castelvecchio the forgotten horse of the Inglis Sires?

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Josh Parr and Richard Litt after Castelvecchio's Millennium win. (Pic: Steve Hart).

It wasn’t that long ago the Dundeel colt with the booming finish was favourite for Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 feature and perhaps it’s a case of 'out of sight out of mind', or some recency bias with the Golden Slipper fresher in the mind.

As far as trainer Richard Litt is concerned, he doesn’t mind not having the pressure of heading into his first Group 1 race with the favourite but is also a little puzzled because he can’t see what the youngster has done wrong.

Castelvecchio won his first two starts, including the $2m Inglis Millennium, then ran a fast finishing third in the Skyline Stakes behind Golden Slipper runner-up Microphone before a freshen up and a closing fourth in a 1045m trial last Friday.

“From what I can see people looked at his trial and thought he could do a bit more,’’ Litt said.

“He’s had a break between runs. Is he fit enough? He has a trainer that’s not very well known. There’s a lot of factors plus the horses in the race aren’t slugs either.’’

The colt was $8 TAB favourite when nominations were taken for the Inglis Sires (1400m), he was $7 equal favourite earlier this week on acceptances but has fallen out of favour to be $10 on race eve.

Litt said from his perspective the build up to finally getting Castelvecchio out to 1400m has been faultless and said he purposely didn’t throw the blinkers on in the trial.

“He had a nice gallop on Tuesday and came through that really well,’’ he said.

“We’ve done everything right by him. Three weeks into the Millennium, two weeks into the Skyline, a little bit of a break and three weeks prep into this.

“We’ve taken our time and never put him under too much pressure so he’s going in a nice fresh horse.

“He’s very capable, it’ll just be luck in running and the best horse on the day will win.’’

A look back at the Skyline Stakes (1200m) on March 2, from a Punter’s Intelligence sectional perspective, Castelvecchio conceded an impossible start – when Microphone hit the lead at the 200m he was 14m behind and 7m off the second last horse.

The race was run faster than the other two 1200m races on the day and Castelvecchio posted a last 600m of 33.91, the fastest by a two-year-old, and a last 200m of 11.43.

Litt said all things considered the horse couldn’t have run any better under the circumstances.

“Good pace up front is what we need and I can see that happening,’’ he said.

“And a bigger field, 14 horses is going to be to his advantage. The other day the small field didn’t work for him, there was nothing for him to track into the race.

“How do you expect a horse to pick up and sprint past them with nothing around him, he’s only a two-year-old and a bit green. If something can pull him into the race it’d be good for us.’’

Most speed maps have Castelvecchio settling last and could eventuate though Litt said stepping up in trip could bring about a small change but won't be asking jockey Josh Parr to make a deliberate one.

“We can’t be changing his pattern but he could be a little bit closer, he doesn’t have to be out the back scrubbing and I think over 1400m he won’t be,’’ he said.

“I think he will track in nicely and he’ll be given every chance if he’s pulled to the outside. We’ll see how good he is, that’s for sure.’’

Litt has been saying all preparation he thinks Castelvecchio is a horse that will come into his own as a three-year-old over more ground but he could press on to the Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) in two weeks.

Given Castelvecchio is Litt’s first starter in a Group 1 race the occasion isn’t lost on him nor the significance of what a Group 1 win could mean.

“I know how hard it is to find a good horse, people go all their lives, and we’re not leaving any stone unturned,’’ he said.

“I’m confident going to the races that we’ve done everything we can to make sure he’s 110 per cent.’’


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« 2019-Apr-20, 06:51 PM Reply #6 »
Good to see the horse win his Group 1 today. Although not exactly a cheap horse at $150 000, his win in  the Champagne Stakes elevates him into the position of the second best male 2 year old of the season and gives him a valuation somewhere above $30 000 000 you would suppose.

It will be interesting to see if the connections hold their nerve and wait until his 3year old or 4 year old  season before accepting a major stud deal.

Just judging on Trapeze Artist's stud fee ($99 000) you would imagine that the connections of that horse won out  by waiting until the end of his 4 year old season,

With The Autumn Sun and Winx both retired leaving , there is quite a good chance of him becoming the  outstanding horse in Australia over the next few years.

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« 2019-Apr-22, 12:29 PM Reply #7 »
The gamble missing the Golden Slipper certainly paid off   emthup


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